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United States of America | Timeline 191 // Southern Victory

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Confederate independence has destroyed the ideals of Union and undermines the so-called American experiment, highlighting the failure of American representative democracy to resolve internal differences. Instead of the Civil War becoming known as a fraternal struggle that upheld American unity and settled loose ends left from the Revolution; this alternate War of Secession vindicates state separatism, solidifies regional and racial differences, and becomes the origin of US humiliation that would lead to the galvanizing Remembrance doctrine. While the Confederacy believes itself to be the pure embodiment of the Founding Fathers’ ideals, the United States must redefine its national identity and reinvent its strategic posture. Beset by enemies to the north and south, the United States now looks to the newly-unified German Empire as a model to reclaim its national pride.